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|Brand:||BBC Physical Audio||EAN:||9781785293399|
|Description||Eight episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game hosted by Nicholas Parsons - including two special shows recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Now Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. (No repetition? That's small order after nearly 50 years...) Guests include veteran players Paul Merton (w the second most prolific player of the game after Kenneth Williams), Sheila Hancock, Marcus Brigstocke, Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks and Josie Lawrence. Among the other panellists are Nish Kumar and Janey Godley, and appearing for the first time are Will Self, Pippa Evans and Katherine Ryan, who completed the full minute on her very first turn. The subjects include Maple Syrup, Andy Warhol, The Royal Mile, My Olympic Event, Hair of the Dog, Brighton Rock, Enid Blyton and The French Connection. So join the plucky players as they prepare to do verbal battle on the show where every second counts! Duration: 4 hours approx.|
|Author Biography||The formula for this long-running and popular radio panel game was devised in the early 1950s by Ian Messiter, a Light Entertainment producer who was on the staff of the BBC from 1942 to 1952. Although Just A Minute was Messiter's preferred name for the show, the Head of Light Entertainment thought this too slick - and insisted the show e called One Minute, Please. The idea came from a humiliating experience that Messiter had suffered as a schoolboy at Sherborne. The 13-year-old had been staring out of the window, daydreaming during a Latin class. Suddenly the Latin master, Parry-Jones, told him to come up to the front of the class and repeat what had just been said without hesitating or repeating himself. Of course he couldn't, and the resultant caning in front of the class provided a lasting lesson. In that first show Roy Plomley acted as Chairman, with Gilbert Harding, Kenneth Horne and Reggie Purdell pitting their wits against Yvonne Arnaud, Valerie Hobson and Nan Kenway. One Minute, Please was responsible for introducing the versatile talents of the artist, tuba player and raconteur Gerard Hoffnung to a wider audience. It was on the show that Hoffnung first told his famous Bricklayer Story, which was used to warm up the audience before the start of the programme. In 1952 Messiter left the BBC and set up a commercial radio station in Johannesburg. According to Ian's wife Enid Messiter, it was here that Just A Minute first went on air in the format we know. Ian Messiter produced and chaired the programme, and Enid herself played Chopin's Minute Waltz for these South African recordings. In 1967 the Messiters returned to England, and a pilot edition of Just A Minute was proposed to Roy Rich, then Head of Light Entertainment for BBC radio. The pilot was made, but initially rejected. Producer David Hatch threatened to resign unless it was offered to BBC Radio 4 planners. It was, and the rest is history. In addition to the radio series, there have been several TV series on both ITV and BBC. For many years the regular panellists included Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams and Peter Jones. As their numbers dwindled in the early 1990s, however, an increasing number of guests joined the show. Paul Merton has become a mainstay of latter-day Just A Minute, while many others now form a pool of semi-regular contestants. In 2003 the programme won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award, and in 2012 it celebrated its 45th year. With Nicholas Parsons at the helm for its entire tenure, Just A Minute has been a continually popular feature of the Radio 4 schedules. Decade after decade it has succeeded in both finding new fans and pleasing its legion of loyal older ones.|
|Author(s)||BBC Radio Comedy|
|Publisher||BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House|
|Date of Publication||01/12/2016|
|Subject||Film, TV & Radio|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||228693792|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Imprint||BBC Physical Audio|
|Read by||Full Cast,Nicholas Parsons,Paul Merton|
|Format Details||CD standard audio format|
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